Austin, TX NEDA Walk

Online pre-registration is now closed, but you can still register at the walk! Donations will be accepted online through 12/2.

Event Details

Walk Venue: Austin Zoo
Walk Location: 10808 Rawhide Trail, Austin, TX 78736
Walk Date: Saturday, November 2, 2019
Check In Time: 9:30am
Opening Ceremony: 10am
Walk End Time: 12pm
Walk Fundraising Goal: $30,000
Contact: Niki Dubois at dubois.nik@gmail.com

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Online registrations closes at 2pm CT on Friday, 9/27. Didn't meet the deadline? You can still register at the walk!


Ryan Sheldon, @bingeeaterconfessions

A motivational speaker and brawn model, Ryan has been educating audiences about body image and binge eating disorder since his own diagnosis in 2015. Passionate about raising awareness of binge eating and body image issues as an Ambassador for the National Eating Disorders Association, he has shared his story with the Today Show, Huffington Post, and Teen Vogue, among other outlets. An LGBTQ+ man living in a larger body, Ryan also speaks to teens about masculinity, identity, and body confidence. He is currently working on a book about his and other men's experiences learning to eat mindfully and love themselves just as they are. You can find Ryan on Instagram at BingeEaterConfessions or at his blog MrConfessions.com.


Lindsay Ronga

Lindsay Ronga is an Eating Disorder Recovery & Wellness Coach, yoga instructor, speaker and has an MBA from Harvard Business School. Prior to coaching, Lindsay spent years working in finance and as CEO of a Gary Vaynerchuk company in New York. As Lindsay shares in her TEDx talk, she spent too many years trying to “LOOK” okay – in the form of having a perfect career or the right friends and she was masterful at 'acting' like she had it all together. Since recovering from the eating disorder, she spends her energy on “BEING” okay which means asking for help, slowing life down, and sometimes letting her kids wear their pajamas to school because who likes to rush first thing in the AM? Her mission is to empower as many people as possible to find eating disorder freedom and to make peace with their bodies and with food. She lives in Austin, TX with her husband and three small children. To learn more, follow Lindsay on Instagram at @rongalk or visit www.outshininged.com.


Erin K. Ebert, LCSW, @erinkebert

Erin is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Austin, Texas. She received her Masters of Science in Social Work from the University of Texas at Austin School of Social Work and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. She is currently pursing a Graduate Certificate in LGBT Health Policy & Practice at The George Washington University in Washington, DC. Erin's journey through recovery affirms her belief that recovery is difficult, fully possible, and life changing. Throughout Erin’s varied personal and professional experiences--one thing remains constant, an unwavering belief in the power people possess to create a life worth living. She has specializes in working within in the field of eating disorder recovery and is grateful for the daily opportunity to watch the amazing growth and hope that is possible through recovery.


Thank you to our sponsors

This sponsor section is to acknowledge the financial support of our sponsors. Neither this section nor any other listings or signage seen at the walk is intended in any way as an endorsement of the companies listed, their products or services.

Goal: $30,000
Amount Raised: $26,409

Participant Center 


  1. recoverED - $1,090
  2. Hook 'Em Walkers - $920
  3. ERC Strong- Team Lasting Recovery - $486
  4. ED Sucks - $345
  5. DCMG Adolescent Medicine - $265
  6. Discovering Recovery Together - $250
  7. Team Taylor - $250
  8. Discovery Counseling Austin - $215
  9. CTEDS - $150
  10. WeAreEnough - $105


  1. Anne Buechler - $5,038
  2. Sarah Bertsch - $5,000
  3. Hannah Bertsch - $5,000
  4. Kiara Wallace - $630
  5. Niki DuBois - $415
  6. Jennifer Hamm - $290
  7. Vanessa Leonetti - $270
  9. Finn Eagen - $150
  10. Will Hammer - $150